A DRESSAGE rider is hoping for an easier ride on the road to the Paralympics by cutting her commute by two hours.
Georgia Chambers, 23, relocated from her family home in Portsmouth to live independently in Ross-On-Wye to be closer to her horses, who are stabled in Gloucestershire.
The move means she’s around 20 minutes from her horses, rather than more than two hours away, enabling her to increase her training.
“I’ve had prizes and a few rosettes and won one competition so far, but now I have a new horse and will be living closer I hope to improve and win a few more,” Georgia said.
“Training had to stop because of Coronavirus but I’m just getting back into it now and hope to compete in the Paralympics in the dressage events.”
She explained: “I keep my horses in Hartpury and recently bought a new one and decided to move up to Ross-On-Wye to be closer to them.”
It was when she was going riding that Georgia spotted that Edenstone Homes was building bungalows at St Mary’s Garden Village in Ross-On-Wye.
“I decided to have a look at the show home and ended up buying one of the two-bedroom bungalows,” Georgia said.
“I didn’t think I would be buying a house at such a young age, but I have a good career ahead of me and it’s made me feel a lot more independent.”
Her new home is a two-bedroom Eastbourne style semi-detached bungalow.
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The layout of her new home offers apartment-style living without having neighbours above and below, plus the advantage of a garden. Like an apartment, Georgia’s bungalow features a carefully considered open plan layout that makes the best use of the space by combining the kitchen, dining and living areas. The stylish kitchen is well-equipped with integrated appliances, while the utility provides a dedicated space for the washing machine and dryer.
One of the bedrooms offers direct access out onto the rear garden via French doors, while the other benefits from a dressing area. There’s also a sleek and stylish bathroom, plus handy storage near the front door.
“It’s perfect for me as it’s close to the countryside and my horses. I wanted a bungalow because having everything on one level without any stairs is a lot easier for me with my disability,” Georgia, who has cerebral palsy, explained.
“I get quite tired quickly and lose a lot of energy, especially in the summer when it’s hot but every day is different.”
Georgia’s new home is part of St Mary’s Garden Village, a 290-home development being shaped by the Edenstone Group.
Sales director Adele McCoy said: “Georgia’s dedication to her sport is really inspiring. By moving to Ross-On-Wye she’ll be able to spend more time training and less time commuting. The advantage of her buying a brand new bungalow is that it’s easy to maintain, without any repairs or renovations to worry about. We wish Georgia the best of luck with her training and are looking forward to cheering her on at the Paralympics.”
St Mary’s Garden Village features the company’s two housing brands, Edenstone Homes and soon to launch Bluebell Homes. It will eventually include a host of facilities including a community building with equipped indoor gym, community hall and kitchen. Residents will be able to enjoy an abundance of open space including play areas; walking trail with outdoor exercise equipment; a kick about area; cycle hire facilities; allotments with raised beds, plus an orchard and meadow.